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September 24, 2018
Quote by Thomas Sowell on Socialism

Kerby Anderson Whenever you are having a debate or discussion, it is essential that you define your terms. This is especially true in any discussion about socialism. Actor Jim Carrey recently said he was tired of hearing talk show commentators say that socialism is a failure. He concluded that, “We have to say yes to socialism: to the word and everything.” Anders Hagstrom (Daily Caller News Foundation) in one of his videos asks, “What does socialism mean to him?” He…

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September 21, 2018
rate of teen suicide

Penna Dexter New research reveals that the politically correct way we’re responding to teens who come out as transgender —  affirming that decision and “treating” them with puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones — is not helping them. In fact it’s increasing their suffering and is dangerous. Even faced with this evidence, the Left won’t see it that way. The new study titled “Transgender Adolescent Suicide Behavior” was published in the September issue of Pediatrics, the official peer-reviewed journal of the…

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September 21, 2018
Gettysburg Address Photo

Two weeks ago I happened to turn on a campaign rally where President Trump was speaking. As usual, he talked about “fake news” and made a statement that I knew would be criticized by historians. He said, “You know when Abraham Lincoln made the Gettysburg Address speech, the great speech, you know he was ridiculed.” The point he was making is that there was “fake news” then so we shouldn’t be surprised we have it today. He then went on…

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September 20, 2018
good-news!! Newspapers

Kerby Anderson One axiom in the news business is the reality that good news isn’t really news. Thousands of airplanes land safely. That is not news. An airplane crashes. That’s news. Because of this we rarely hear good news about our world. We certainly hear lots of bad news. This is especially true in an election year when challengers paint a dismal picture of our world so that you will elect them instead of the incumbents. After Jim Geraghty wrote…

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September 19, 2018
left or Liberal - Prager U

Kerby Anderson In our political discussions we often tend to use the terms “liberal” and “leftist” interchangeably along with other terms like “progressive.” Dennis Prager has provided a public service by defining and distinguishing the two. A year ago, he wrote about this and more recently put it in one of his Prager University videos. His argument is that traditional liberalism has far more in common with conservatism than it does with leftism. Here are just three examples he uses…

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September 18, 2018
Ostrich head in the sand

Early voting for the mid-term elections begins in a few weeks. That is why I had Eric Eggers on the Point of View radio talk show to discuss his book on voter fraud. He has put together lots of facts and statistics that election officials need to consider. The potential for mischief is very great. Approximately 248 counties in this country have more names on their voter rolls than the total number of people of voting age in those counties. That…

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September 17, 2018
Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

Kerby Anderson Later this week, the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We may be treated to more of the antics that took place during the confirmation hearings. If so, that will provide yet one more reason why the Senate leadership should get rid of the confirmation hearings. Even when there aren’t all the theatrics, the confirmation hearings aren’t very helpful. This time you had Democrats ask Judge Kavanaugh essentially the same…

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September 14, 2018
Rubio - Ivanka - Paid Leave

Penna Dexter Family leave that allows mothers to take time off work when a baby is born is a time-honored policy in America. More recently, Dads have been receiving leave too. But traditionally, it’s either unpaid or paid by a person’s employer as a benefit. Some companies offer very generous paid family leave. Sometimes employees save up vacation or other paid time off and use it to stay home with a newborn or newly adopted child. Now, Senator Marco Rubio…

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September 14, 2018
IRAQ-POLITICS-POVERTY-INFRASTRUCTURE

Kerby Anderson Perhaps you have been involved in a political discussion with people and wondered how they could be so naïve about foreign policy or criminal justice because they just wanted to believe every person is basically good. Perhaps you have been sharing your faith with someone who rejected the idea of a savior because he or she rejected the idea of human sinfulness. So many people in America are naïve about human nature, evil, and sin because they live…

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September 13, 2018
The Price of Greatness

Kerby Anderson Two of the founding fathers that deserve more attention are Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. While the Hamilton musical provides us with some perspective and entertainment, I would recommend the book by Jay Cost, The Price of Greatness: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the Creation of American Oligarchy. He was on the Point of View radio program to talk about his book. These two men belonged to a political movement with three fundamental foundations. The first was the commitment…

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September 12, 2018
median-household-income

Kerby Anderson According to the latest economic research, median household income is up significantly compared to previous years. Inflation-adjusted median household income hit $62,450. That is the highest level since the research group started tracking such economic numbers 18 years ago. In fact, when you combine these economic statistics with annual Census data, you discover that median household income is at an all-time high. If you have been listening to my commentaries, you know that I rarely talk about such…

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